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Winchester Universal Shells ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Doug Brown, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Doug Brown

    Doug Brown Well-Known Member

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    Are the shells Walmart sells as Winchester Universal any good ?
     
  2. JoeBerg

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    The ones I've seen in the stores are 1-1/8 oz. 3 dram loads. I've shied away from these "heavy" loads because of the excessive recoil, which can cause me to flinch if I'm shooting a lot of rounds. I like the 1 oz. Game Loads that Wally sells a lot better. - JoeBerg
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Doug -

    I suppose it depends what you want to do with them. As was said, the 3 dram have recoil and the components are not the best, but depending upon their pricing, they could be a good knock-around shell for one for small upland.

    Jay
     
  4. blizzard

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    i used them alot this season for singles and thought that they were great. in western ny there is an almost 4.00 difference between the univ. and rems. i can't see the difference between the two.



    i shot the univ. out of an old broadway and my 682. never noticed recoil being a problem. when i did my part, they crushed the target.



    brett d.
     
  5. FarmerD

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    The hulls load great as well. I use them for my 7/8 oz loads for doubles and singles, one shot and gone. RG
     
  6. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    In Western Canada we shoot a lot of Winchester Super Target shells and they were available in 1145 ft/sec or 2 3/4 dram loads. I say "were available" because word on the street around here is that Winchester will stop making them and only market AA's to us from now on.
     
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    They don't seem to eject well in many autoloaders. I don't see that they have any real advantage except cost. They work OK in hinge guns and will break targets and go bang like most other shells. They are a bit different internally from the Winchester AA hulls, but possibly close enough to use some of the same data. I did experiment with a few lower pressure listings and obtained significantly lower velocities with the Universal hull.
     
  8. Pull & Mark

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    They work just fine. They are just as good as Rem's gun club or Win. super target. or Fed's top guns. All use a metal base except gun club. a discount type powder, and 3 percent antimony type shot. The universal loads, use the most copied wad in the industry. The orginal Win AA wad. I can only find them in a 3 dram load with has a 1200 fps. Good for handicap or singles. Some people like to use a slower and or lighter load. Thats up to you to decide. Good Luck. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  9. Bill60

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    they are great shells i shot my first hundred straight with them in singles they are to light for my handicap i recently started shooting the walmart federals a little better shell i think for doubles i dont have a problem with them where as the winchester they dont cycle through my 1100
     
  10. Cherokee Kid

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    The Universals are fine. The shot runs about a half size smaller than branded. However, they burn dirtier than the Federals at the same price. This may be the reason guys have autoloader problems.
     
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    A lot of kids at my club shoot them. I load the hulls once and toss them. They don't complain, and neither do I.
     
  12. blizzard

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    i reloaded one shell just for the halibut, but i would of had to totally readjust the 366 to make them right. just decided not to bother.
     
  13. W.P.T.

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    I prefer the Federal and Remington Promo shells to the Winchesters, but never had a problem with them ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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